Mountain View Bluegrass Festival – 2020

March 9, 2020 by Joy Harp

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival – 2020

Celebrate the end of Winter and the start of Spring by heading to the 18th Annual Bluegrass Festival held indoors at the Ozark Folk Center auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Mark your calendar now for March 11th, 12th and 13th.  Did you know that Mountain View is the Folk Music Capital of the World?

Logo of the Bluegrass Festival in sunset shades of green and pale oranges

Bluegrass Festival Logo

Look who’s going to be there:

The Redmond Keisler Band • The Family Sowell • Seldom Scene • The Kody Norris Show • Apple & Setser  • No Time Flat • The Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band • High Fidelity • Volume Five • Russell Moore & IIIrd Time Out

The Family Sowell playing their various instruments: base, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitar and dobro, on a pastoral hillside under a hazy sun.

The Family Sowell from Knoxville, Tennessee

This three day festival begins Thursday evening, 6 pm, with an all Gospel concert. Friday and Saturday concerts begin at noon featuring traditional bluegrass. There will be an intermissions in the afternoon and a break for dinner with the evening concert ending around 9:30 pm.

Parking is really easy, just park in the Folk Center parking lot.  Hop on the free shuttle bus which takes you to the auditorium entrance and will return you to your car when you’re ready to leave. 

A group of five male musicians standing in a hallway full of photographs.

The Musical Group, Seldom Scene

Don’t worry about hunger pangs during the concert because there’s a concession stand in the auditorium for soft drinks, goodies & great hotdogs! Feeling like catfish, then head out to Jo Jo’s Catfish Wharf on the White River.  For other tastes there are a number of restaurants in town.  For lunch, Oliver’s Bistro.

Get your ticket and your favorite seat by going to:


For a Peaceful Stay on Sixty Nine Acres with Your Own Fishing Lake

The best place to stay in Mountain View is the luxurious Country Oaks Bed and Breakfast.  Situated one mile from the Court Square on sixty nine private acres of gardens, pastures and woodlands with a six and a half acre lake.  The private lake is very popular before breakfast and near sundown for catch and release fishing (for guests only).

A stately victorian style farmhouse nestled amongst the oak trees.

The Farmhouse at Country Oaks Bed and Breakfast

And, if you need a little more exercise there’s three miles of trails on the property.  Rest, relax and rise to a gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.  Then sit on the porch with your book and watch the large family of Canadian geese on the lake.  Or better yet, pitch a game of horseshoes.

For accommodations and more information click here: and book online or call Jerry or Carole at 870-269-2704.

2015 Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View

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52nd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View

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The annual Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View takes place the third weekend of every April, here in Stone County, AR and has been since 1963. A home-grown event based around the performance of home-grown music and yet it attracts thousands of people from all walks of life to this small mountain community.

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